Truck entrepreneurs end strike after agreement with govt


Kathmandu, July 23

Truck entrepreneurs of the country, who were on a strike protesting the government decision to launch a vehicle tracking system, have withdrawn their protest programmes after an agreement with the government.

Chairman of the Federation of Truck Transport Entrepreneurs Nepal, Rajendra Shrestha says the protest programmes ended after his organisation signed the three-point agreement with the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth and Supplies Minister Matrika Yadav among other officials had discussed the demands with Shrestha and his team on Monday.

According to the agreement, the vehicles which fail to comply with the new rules of vehicle tracking system will not be fined immediately. Likewise, a task force involving representatives of all stakeholders will be formed to recommend solutions to existing problems of the sector.

Accordingly, the meeting formed a nine-member task force under the leadership of Transport Ministry’s Joint Secretary Rajeshwar Gyawali. The task force has been assigned to submit its report within next one month.

Published on July 23rd, Tuesday, 2019 1:33 PM

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